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Not tough enough?

Amid massive deficits and escalating pension problems, a certain tough guy chic has taken hold in State Houses across the country.
While governors nationwide slash their way out of crisis, Chafee plays Mr. Nice Guy
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 15, 2011

Turning in that low-numbered plate for a pink one

Low-numbered plates may be Valhalla for Rhode Island’s vainglorious. But they are hard to come by. So for the average driver looking for attention, “vanity” and “special category” plates are the way to go.
Special Category
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  May 21, 2010
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Interview: John Hodgman

Long before John Hodgman became universally recognized as the systems-challenged PC in Apple’s ads, he was writing fake trivia for such publications as McSweeney’s and the New York Times Magazine.  
One man's operating system
By CLEA SIMON  |  October 08, 2008
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We're number 48!

Massholes have no business being behind the wheel.
Mass drivers really do suck
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 18, 2008
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Behind the immigration debate

Over the desk in Stella Carrera’s cubicle are a few ceramic angels, a colorful bundle of rosary beads, and a cartoon of a fat, lazy American watching a televised protest for immigrants’ rights.
Stella Carrera helps newcomers navigate a rigid bureaucracy
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  April 02, 2008
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New Times editor, Ben Dover

This is the disgraceful hiring of a political operative, not a journalist.
Kristol’s op-ed addition marks a sellout to the neocon cabal
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 16, 2008


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Editors' picks: Food

Spark, Bliss, Pam's Pizza, Duffy's and more. 
Best eats in Quahog County, best Thursday night two-fer, best destination dinner, and more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 17, 2007
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Elixir of youth

After 11 seesaw years in the pop music marketplace, Fountains of Wayne return on a fourth studio album as an unparalleled American pop-rock phenomenon.
Fountains of Wayne push their expiration date
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  March 27, 2007
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Post-primary revelations

Pernod and grapefruit in hand, Phillipe & Jorge offer a little public policy overview while hanging out of our chauffeur-driven Bentley, screaming, “Mira, mira,”
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By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  September 13, 2006
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Road hog

Well, seems like someone has a great deal of time on his hands, now that raccoon-hunting season is over.
Sundlun seeks a sign of his lasting legacy near the airport
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  July 12, 2006

Critics target fight against real ID

Even before the May 1 march that mobilized thousands to march in support of immigrant rights, a spectrum of Rhode Islanders have been strategizing about how to respond to a piece of federal legislation that passed last year without Congressional debate
Uncivil liberties
By VANESSA HUANG  |  May 24, 2006


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Fogarty storms into the gubernatorial fray

The formal unveiling of Charles Fogarty’s Democratic gubernatorial campaign on Monday should put to rest questions about whether the two-term lieutenant governor has the personality to mount a competitive challenge to GOP governor Donald L. Carcieri.
Talking Politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  March 08, 2006